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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 4 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 8 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

who was the wife of William Henry TUBB - Timaru

William Henry TUBB was born about 1850
- he married Jane L. ? (1850-1918)
- Jane died 27 Nov 1918 aged 68
- William died 23 July 1933 aged 81
- they are buried together PLOT 452, BLOCK 02 at Timaru cemetery


where did they marry?
they arrived as immigrants into Timaru on the PEERESS from London & Gravesend in July 1874
did they have children prior to coming to NZ ?
what was Janes's surname ?

William was a partner, as a storekeeper in Timaru, in the firm Tubb and Targuse. In 1882 he absconded with 100 (2011 equivalent of about $16,400) of the firm's money he had embezzled, was arrested in Wellington with 30 on him and his wife later handed over the balance of 70. He was remanded to Timaru in the custody of a Wellington constable by the last train on Saturday. In 1886 he was elected Lieutenant of the Timaru Vointeer Fire Brigade. In 1897 he was granted a permit to erect a washhouse at the rear of the Mechanics Institute in wood and iro, instead of incombustible materials. In 1899 he applied for permission from the Timau Borough Counil to make alterations in wood and iron to the house of Mr Rowley in Sophia street.

their New Zealand born children were:

1875 - 1960 William Edmond 'Willie' Tubb
- William married Lavinia May WHEELER in 1899
TUBB-WHEELER - On October 25th, at the Primitive Methodist Church, Waimate, by the Rev Mr Raine, assisted by the Rev Mr Nixon, William E. Tubb of Timaru, to Lavinia, eldest daughter of Charles Wheeler, of Waimate

1877 - Jane Tubb
- Jane married John ROBERTS in 1908

1878 - 1912 James Alfred Tubb

1880 - 1920 Thomas Leach Tubb
- Thomas married Mary McCORMICK in 1905

1883 - 1918 Ernest Albert 'Ernie' Tubb
- In Nov 1895 Ernest (age 12), was presented with a prize for having contributed the most items during the Congregational Sunday School Band of Hope 'open night' of readings and recitations
- Ernest served in WWI as Corporal 45041 with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, NZEF, 28th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company. He was KILLED IN ACTION Le Cateau, France
- he is buried I. B. 44. at HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, France

1885 - 1961 Cecil Leonard Tubb
- Cecil married Violet Evelyn BURFORD (1886-1959) in 1911
- Cecil die 10 July 1961 aged 76
- he is buried PLOT 268, BLOCK M at Timaru cemetery with Violet

1887 - 1957 Leonard Charles Tubb
- Leonard married Mildred Olive WHITFIELD in 1915

1890 - 1891 Hyacinthe Mary Tubb
- Hyacinthe died aged 17 months
TUBB - On Monday 18th May 1891, Hyacinthe Mary, beloved infant of William and Jane Tubb; aged 1 year and 5 months
- she is buried PLOT 329, BLOCK S in Timaru cemetery

1893 - 1986 Gordon Henry Tubb
- Gordon served in WWI as Troope 7/2321 with the NZEF, 10th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron, leaving from Wellington 4 March 1916
- Gordon married Laura Mildred LYNE (1901-1960) in 1921
- his last address was the Waihi Lodge in Geraldine
- he was buried 2 April 1986 in PLOT 272, BLOCK 1 at Timaru cemetery wth Laura


N O T E S
28 October 1891
the prize giving of the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Timaru
GIRLS
- 2nd Class - Jane Tubb 1st
BOYS
- 1st Class - William Tubb 2nd also received the 'special prize'
- 2nd Class - James Tubb 1st, Thomas Tubb 3rd
- Infants - Ernest Tubb 1st, Cecil Tubb 4th

12 December 1893
the prize giving of the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Timaru
GIRLS
- 1st Class - Jane Tubb
BOYS
- 1st Class - Willie Tubb
- 2nd Class - Thomas Tubb
- 3rd Class - Ernie Tubb
- Infant Class - Cecil Tubb

30 October 1894
the prize giving of the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Timaru
GIRLS
- 1st Class - Jane Tubb
BOYS
- 3rd Class - Ernest Tubb
- 5th Class - Cecil Tubb
- Infant Class - Leonard Tubb

who was the wife of Alfred Stephen KILSBY - Masterton, Wairarapa

Alfred Stephen KILSBY was born in 1903 in New Zealand
- son of James KILSBY (1867-1942) & Eleanor Mary WOODMAN (1865-1935)

his known siblings were:

1891 - 1951 Albert James Kilsby
1892 - 1966 George William Kilsby
- married Ruth LAURENCE 1918
1896 - 1928 Elsie Eleanor Kilsby
- married Bert LAURENCE 1920
1898 - 1999 Winnifred Emma Kilsby
- married Philip George KETTLEWELL 1921
1901 - 1937 Sarah Elizabeth Kilsby
- didn't marry
1908 - 1948 Sidney Thomas Kilsby
1909 - 1987 Maurice David Kilsby

- Alfred graduated from Victoria University NZ with a B.A. in 1927
- he was a teacher

- he married Ruby 'Grace' LAKE (see comments)
- he died 4th May 1992 aged 89
- he is buried in Row J, Lawn A-X at Archer St Cemetery Masterton

his wife Ruby Grace (1898-1977) died 5th May 1977 aged 79
- she is buried with him in Masterton

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