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Who was ALBERT STRAWBRIDGE's fiance in Levin, New Zealand 1901?

Albert "HENRY" Strawbridge was killed in action in the Boer War.

He was engaged to be married before he left - do you know her name?

There is a (bad) photo of her you can view by clicking the link under his name

Who was Alfred Whitehead (1856-1917) - Herbertville, New Zealand

I am looking for any information on Alfred Whitehead.

He was born about 1856 - unknown where
He died on the 20th March 1917 aged 61
He is buried in the HERBERTVILLE CEMETERY
He was married to Mary Jane Petherick
I would also like info on her - she is not buried at Herbertville

Who was ASAPH GRIFFITHS - UK to Canterbury, NZ 1859

Charles Griffiths aged 35, with his wife Mary aged 30, emigrated to New Zealand on the ZELANDIA, arriving in Lyttelton on November 14th 1859

In the Geraldine District (Canterbury) in 1876-77 a Charles Griffiths had freehold Section 8202, 80 acres, at Orari

With them were 3 children
* 14 year old Eliza Griffiths (sister or daughter ?)
* 7 year old Ephraim Griffiths born 14th June 1852 died 1915 in Timaru - he married Emma Beckingham
* 2 year old Asaph Griffiths

I would very much like to know what happened to Eliza and Asaph
their spouses, lives, burial details etc

Cannot find Asaph Griffiths in the New Zealand BDM so he may have changed his name or he may have died at sea during the voyage ...

who was Catherine ROGUSKY - New Zealand

Adolphus Arthur LYFORD (1879-1972) was born in Kaikoura in 1879
- a son of George LYFORD (1852-1938) & Eleanor Phoebie LYFORD (1854-1935)
- (their fathers were brothers, sons of Lawrence LYFORD & Margaret Helena MAYNE)


Adolphus Arthur Lyford married Catherine ROGUSKY (1877-1963) on 14 June 1900

they had at least 5 children in Waikato & Taranaki


who was Catherine Rogusky??
her parents etc

5 comment(s), latest 3 years ago

Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts - NZ

Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts?

She was born between 1848 and 1851

I have her as Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps

the name Poole is unusual and may be a good hint of her mother

I cannot find the Phelps emigrating to New Zealand, maybe you could help
There was a Edgar Phelps from Carterton killed in WW1 whose parents were Charles and Rose Phelps - he was born 1892

But Carterton is a VERY good place for our Emily to be as she married Eli Strawbridge about 1873 and they had 3 children in Carterton from 1872

Emily had a son, Alfred Roberts prior to her marriage to Eli - don't know if she was married to a Mr Roberts or not, but he is reported to have died in 1871

You can find Emily on a couple of sites but nobody mentions anything about her birth place or parents or where she is buried
Most have her written as though Roberts was her maiden name - I don't believe this is true . . as the name Phelps, or even Pool is more likely and that she was using the married name of Roberts when she married Eli Strawbridge

2 comment(s), latest 1 year, 4 months ago

Who was Emma May Trezise ? - married Charles Bould 1915, Wellington NZ

Charles William Hensman BOULD was born in 1873.
He was a son of Thomas Bould and Georgina Saunders.

He served in the Boer War and in WWI.

He had been married for just 3 months when he was killed in action on the Somme, France

He married Emma May Trezise 28th December 1915 in St Marks Church Wellington.

Emma remarried to William Russell

Who was Emma Trezise?

Who was James Andrew HUXTON ? married Maria Greathead in Greytown New Zealand 1883

James Andrew Huxton was born in 1827 in Deal, Kent.

When did he emigrate to New Zealand?
Who were his parents?
Did he and Maria have any children?
Where is he buried?

He apparetnly married Jane Anderson - unknown when. She died in September 1867.
He remarried to Maria "POLLY" Greathead who was born in Nelson, Marlborough in January 1847.
Maria's parents were George Greathead and Dorothy Turnball who had emigrated on the MARTHA RIDGWAY arriving in Wellington 1841 - they both died in 1885 in the Wairarapa, buried in Greytown.

Who was Julia La Prue - died Bayswater, Auckland 1953

Julia Maud La Prue was born about 1878 - whereabouts unknown.
- She married Charles Herbert AVERY in 1898

Do you know who her parents and children were?

I have 5 of her children but not verified at this time...
One of them, Violet Matilda Avery (b.1898) married a Walter Chaplin.

Who was Mary Elizabeth QUILTY - born 1851 Adelaide, South Australia *UPDATE

Who was Mary Elizabeth QUILTY?? born in Adelaide, South Australia on 27th June 1851 - died in Welington, New Zealand on 25th Oct 1933.

She married John Mathew Goldfinch in Wellington New Zealand in June 1875.

John was born in Wellington 28th February 1852, the first of 15 children to George Lynch Darby Goldfinch and Mary Futter.

John and Mary had 7 children:

Alice Theresa Goldfinch b.1876 Wellington - d.1960 Lower Hutt
Arthur Lunch Goldfield b.1877 Wellington - d.1969 Lower Hutt
Olive Goldfinch b.1879 Wellington - d.1896 Island Bay
Percy John Goldfinch b.1881 Wellington d.1969 Epsom, Auckland
Eva Goldfinch b.1884 Wellington - d.1963 Wellington
Leslie (Bob) Goldfinch b.1882 Wellington - d.1882 Wellington
Nellie Goldfinch b.1886 Wellington - d.1886 Wellington

John Mathew Goldfinch died 1895 aged 42 and is buried in Bolton St Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Quilty died 1933 aged 82 and is buried with John

Quilty possibly originated in Ireland - Mary was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1851.
Do you know who her parents were?
When they emigrated to Australia?
Her siblings?
How she got to New Zealand?

*Found a passenger list of the JOSEPH ROWAN which left Liverool 21st March 1854, arriving in Port Adelaide, South Australia 16th June 1854.
Amongst the passengers was a Robert Quilty with wife Biddy, 3 year old Mary and infant daughter Anty.
This Mary's birth year matches 'our' Mary - is it her?

Who was Seagreet, Elizabeth Berg b.1877 in Greytown, New Zealand

Seagreet Elizabeth Berg was born in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1877 - she died in Pahiatua in 1955 and is buried in Mangatainoka Cemetery.
She married Roland Henry Russell in 1905 - he was born in 1883 in Taita, New Zealand son of Robert Russell, second husband of Esher Daysh - Ester's first husband was David Mabeyb who died in 1878

I would like to know more about Seagreet - her parents, where they were from and any siblings and how she got that name