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children of Enoch TONKS & Susanah SPENCER - New Zealand

Enoch TONKS was born in 1839 in England
- a son of William TONKS & Jane INGRAM
- Enoch emigrated to New Zealand when he was 2 with his parents and siblings on the BIRMAN - they arrived in Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the 1st March 1842

Enoch married Susanah Ann Saunders SPENCER about 1858
- their known children were:

1859-1954 - William Tonks

1861-1863 - Harry Edward Tonks

1863-1910 - Edith Susan Tonks

1865-1936 - Jane Tonks

1866-1875 - Elizabeth Ann Tons

1867-1941 - Frank Tonks

1868-1938 - Emily Tonks

1870-1944 - Enoch Edmund Tonks

1872-1959 - Henry Thomas

1875-1903 - Albert Ernest Tonks

1877-? - Henrietta Mable Tonks

1878-1951 - Horace Charles Tonks

1879-? - Eva Bertha Tonks

1881-1938 - Lilliam Winifred Tonks

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children of Felix HUNGER + Margreth GREDIG - Normanby, Taranaki

HUNGER, Felix 1837??1918
Blacksmith, farmer, coloniser

Biography By FLORINDA LAMBERT
Felix Hunger was born in the remote mountain village of Safien Platz, Graubunden, Switzerland, and baptised there on 5 February 1837. His parents were Anna Maria Buchli and her husband, Christian Hunger, a farmer. In search of a richer life and a more congenial climate, at the age of 19 Felix sailed from Hamburg on the Gloriosa bound for Tasmania. He travelled extensively around Australia before moving on to New Zealand in the mid 1860s.

Eventually Felix Hunger set up as a blacksmith in Westport, where he was naturalised in 1870. Shortly after, he moved to the new township of Normanby in South Taranaki. After some time working as a blacksmith he acquired a property, possibly in lieu of wages, in the Ketemarae clearing. This he named Helvetia, the ancient name of his homeland.

In 1874 Hunger returned to Safien Platz, and was successful in persuading 23 of his Swiss compatriots to emigrate to New Zealand. He later repeated this immigration scheme, bringing out two more groups of settlers in the 1880s; most of these people settled in the Taranaki area. The first group arrived at New Plymouth on the Halcione on 2 September 1875. After an enthusiastic welcome on Ngamotu Beach, and a short stay at the army barracks on Marsland Hill, where they learnt the rudiments of the English language, most of the party headed for Normanby.

The group included agricultural labourers, farm tradesmen, young unmarried women and domestic servants: all were much sought after in the Normanby area. Among them was 24-year-old Margreth Gredig, along with her widowed mother, brother and two sisters. On 17 December 1875 Margreth Gredig and Felix Hunger were married at Normanby.
*There were six children of the marriage: Nina, Maria Anna, Felix, Margareth, Veronica and William.
True to her Swiss upbringing and former farm life in Safien Platz, Margreth played an indispensable part in establishing the Hunger farm at Helvetia. She made butter and cheese, and delivered and sold milk in a bucket swung from a yoke in traditional Swiss style. The Hungers also kept bees and extracted honey for sale.

Felix Hunger was a member of the establishment committee of the Normanby Presbyterian church in 1879, and in 1883 inaugurated the Normanby Horticultural Society. The society initiated schemes for growing hops (1883) and potatoes (1900), both of which were hailed as viable industries for South Taranaki. In 1894 Hunger was one of the founding shareholders in the first co-operative dairy company in the Hawera district; the company erected its factory on the Tawhiti Stream near Helvetia. He was also a member of the first Normanby school committee in 1878, a member of the Manaia Town Board, and he joined the fire brigade and the bowling club.

A stocky, distinguished-looking figure, Felix Hunger was a man of vision who succeeded in fulfilling his dream of bringing small farming fraternities from the mountains of Switzerland to the plains of South Taranaki. He died at Normanby on 11 May 1918, two years after his wife, Margreth, and was buried beside her in the Waihi cemetery, Normanby

their known children
1876 - 1959 Nina Hunger
- Nina married William KILVINGTON (1874-1909) in 1902
- William died aged 35
- Nina remarried in 1920 to Jacob MEULI (1874-1945)

1878 - 1973 Maria Anna Hunger
- Maria married Alexander MURDOCH in 1912

1881 - 1969 Felix Hunger
- Felix married Jane Ann Ellen BELL (1889-1981) in 1913

1884 - 1968 Margreth/Margareth Hunger
- Margreth married James WERE (1884-1935) in 1912

1887 - 1964 Veronica Hunger
- Veronica married Axel Edward William LYTHBERG (1888-1977) in 1914

1890 - 1890 William Hunger
- Wiliam died aged 5 months

children of Frederick BONNINGTON + Mary Ann SAYWELL Nelson & Canterbury

Frederick BONNINGTON was born 1844 in Chesterfield Derbyshire England.

He emigrated to New Zealand before 1865 and settled in Nelson, Marlborough.

He married Mary Ann SAYWELL on 21st February 1865 at her father George Saywell's residence in Richmond, Nelson (her mother was Susan GOATHAM of Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent). Mary Ann was the 12th of their 15 children. Her sister Susan Quafe Saywell married Frederick's brother, Herbert Bonnington

In 1873 Frederick and Mary Ann Bonnington left Nelson and settled in Ashburton (which is 86km south of Christchurch, Canterbury) - they actually settled and farmed in Tinwald, which is 3km south again ...
- Tinwald was originally the only settlement within a 10km radius. When the European settlers arrived they finally managed to cross the Ashburton river thus forming the next settlement, Ashburton.
The Tinwald school opened in 1879

On 4th August 1873 at 11 o'clock am they held an auction sale of all their effects:
* 6 useful trap horses, quiet and handy
* 1 saddle horse, a weight carrier
* 60 sheep, ewes and lambs
* 20 first-class pigs
* 1 splendid bred boar
* 1 milk cow in full milk
* 1 steer and heifer calf
* ducks, fowls, and turkeys
* harness - 2 sets harness, plated 1 set cart harness
* carts- 2 spring carts in excellent condition, 1 horse cart
* farming implements - plough, harrows, forks, spades, shovels, grind-stone, chaff cutter
* household furniture - tables, chairs, arm chairs, easy chairs, sofas, washstands, carpets, bedsteads, pictures, lamps, clocks, &c, &c
first class harmonium in musical condition, splendid tuned violin and bow * Grover and Baker sewing machine
* dairy utensils - cheese vats, milk pans, tubs, brine tubs, large
* iron tank
Lunch provided


Frederick and Mary Ann had 13 known children:

1865 - Herbert Edward Bonnington Bonnington
- Herbert married marianne PARRY in 1895
- he died in Ashburton in 1934 aged 69

1867 - Frederick William Bonnington
- Frederick married Mennine McFARLANE in 1907
- he died in 1924 aged 57

1868 - Edgar Charles Bonnington
- Edgar married Sarah Jane DRAKE in 1898
- he died in Ashburton in 1946 ged 78

1870 - Albert George Bonnington
- Albert died in Richmond Nelson in 1873 aged 2

1872 - Bertha Mary Bonnington
- Bertha married Thomas Henry UNDRILL in 1896
- she died in 1923 aged 50

1876 - Rosamond "Rosie" Bonnington
- Rosie married Thomas PETHICK in 1914
- she died in 1975 aged 99

1878 - Eleanor Maria Bonnington
- Eleanor died in 1878 aged 4 months

1879 - Ernest Thomas Bonnington
- Ernest died in 1879 aged 9 weeks

1880 - Clarence Henry Bonnington
- Clarence married Annie GALE in 1904
- Annie died the following year in Ashburton aged 21
- Clarence married Annie WILLIAMS in 1911
- he died in 1925 aged 44

1882 - Stanley John Bonnington
- Stanley married Ethel May PASSMORE in 1907
- he died in 1972 aged 90

1885 - Elsie Maud Bonnington
- Elsie married Percy Gerald RICKARD in 1915
- she died in 1949 aged 63

1886 - Emma Fleetwood Bonnington
- Emma married Walter Warner REDDECLIFFE in 1915
- she died in Hororata, Canterbury in 1959 aged 72

1888 - Lilian Amy Bonnington
- Lilian married Arthur RAIT in 1911
- she died in Christchurch in 1980 aged 92

Frederick died in 1907 in Ashburton aged 63
Mary Ann died in 1912 in Ashburton aged 66

children of James BADLAND & Phoebe BARRON - Martinborough

JAMES BADLAND (1845-1890)
married PHOEBE BARRON (1855-1929) in the Wairarapa in 1875
- James was a Schoolmaster
- he was at Waihenga School, Martinborough in 1880
- he was appointed to Karori School in 1881 but had a 'return of and old chest complaint' an had to resign that post
- he was in Waihenga, Martinborough when he died 27 May 1890 aged 44, of a lung condition

the 7 known children
... 1
1876 - Charles Henry Wilks Badland
- Charles married Sarah GAVIN (1868-1942) in 1899

... 2
1878 - 1952 Barford Brackstone Badland
- born in Greytown ?
- Barford married Elizabeth BORRIE (1874-1960) 8 April 1903
- the 2nd of 16 children of William BORRIE & Jane WYBROW
- served in WWI as Gunner 17606 with NZEF, 20th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth, staying with her mother (Jane Mary Borrie nee WYBROW) in Manaia, Taranaki when he left in Jan 1917
- Elizabeth was from Otakeho, South Taranaki

... 3
1879 - Mary Jane Bertha Badland
- nothing known

... 4
1882 - 1977 James Edward Dudley Badland
- James married Louisa Jane McKENZIE (1882-1930) in 1904

... 5
1884 - 1966 Robert Mark Davis Badland
- Robert married Annie Mary DIMOND in 1909

... 6
1887 - 1970 Percy Arnold Badland
- Percy married Ellen Isabell BEVERIDGE (1883-1061) in 1909

... 7
1889 - 1889 Thomas Gordon Badland
- Thomas died aged 26 days

children of James BRIGHTMORE + Miranda JANES - New Zealand

James BRIGHTMORE (1846-1933) married Miranda JANES (1845-1917) in 1874

the 8 known children
1876 - ? Miranda Brightmore

1877 - 1948 William Ernest Brightmore

1879 - 1957 James John Brightmore
- James married Florence Mary Charlotte PLEASANCE in 1905
- he married Mary Hannah DILWORTH (1875-1951) in 1913

1881 - 1965 Arthur George Brightmore
- Arthur married Theresa Harriet HARPER (1878-1965) in 1902

1883 - 1950 Thomas Alfred Brightmore

1885 - 1954 Miranda Mabel Brightmore
- Mabel married Henry Herman HINKEY (1881-1966) in 1922

1887 - 1937 Frank Ernest Brightmore

1888 - 1983 Ethel Brightmore
- Ethel married Frederick William McPHERSON (1880-1956) in 1926

children of James Hayter JACKSON, whaler + Eliza ROIL - New Zealand

James Jackson was a 'large as life' man, over 6ft 3" (190cm) and 19 stone (120kg), and a peronality as large
- this was taken from his obituary ... Captain Jackson?s usual audiences credited him with being a most erudite man, and he was content while those who understood any subject about which he was talking were pleased to hear him mix up his scientific discussion with racy anecdotes of the good old days, told with all the embellishments that seafaring men know so well how to use, so that an evening with him afforded food for pleasant remembrances for some time after

His children were also tall, including his daughters, James jnr being taller than him and 146kg

He first came to New Zealand in 1829, as mate of the schooner Waterloo , which was under the command of Captain John (Jacky) Guard. The schooner left Sydney on 31 May 1829 and ended its voyage at Te Awaiti, on the south-east coast of Arapawa Island, in Tory Channel

This made James one of the first 50 settlers in New Zealand. He spent the early years on Kapiti Island Wellington living with the Maori chief, Te Rauparaha

There is a biography at the above link and a very interesting read on someones research, notes and thoughts on the ancestors, descendatns and the 'real' name of James Jackson

James entered into a form of marriage with a Maori woman with whom he is said to have had several children.

In 1843, at Nelson, James married Eliza ROIL
He and Eliza, who became known throughout Marlborough as Granny Jackson, were to have nine children ..
He married Eliza when he was 43 and she was 17

Eliza was one of at least 10 children of Thomas Roil and Sarah SEWERY, immigrants from England

James died in Picton in 1877 aged 76
Eliza died in Jackson Bay in 1910 aged 84

Their children were:
1844 - Eliza Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay, Tory Channel
- married George Sherwood BALDICK in 1859 and had 14 children
- Eliza died in 1919 aged 75

1845 - James Hayter Jackson jnr
- was born in Wellington
- was on the 1881 BRITISH census as:
BIRTH YEAR - 1853
BIRTH PLACE - Wellington New Zealand
AGE - 28
OCCUPATION - Merchant Mariner
MARITAL STATUS - Married
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD - James White - (aged 62, carpenter of Chilham, Kent)
RELATION - Lodger
DWELLING - 54 St. Paul Street, London Middlesex England.
In the household were:
James White and his wife Ann also
James H. Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson aged 30 (born 1851) from Leeds, York, England
- not yet known who this 'Ann' was
- he married Sarah Emily BENNETT and had 11 children
- James died in 1919 aged 74 and is buried in Picton, NZ

1846 - Thomas Jackson
- born at Jackson Bay
- married Johanna RYAN in 1907 at the age of 60, any earlier marriage unknown at this time
- Johanna was from County Clare, Ireland. She had been married to Thomas CORCORAN
- he died in 1924 aged 78

1848 - Lydia Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Edwin Joseph HOSKIN in 1863 and had at least 7 children
- Lydia died in 1921 aged 73

1850 - Esther Jackson
- born in Whangatoetoe - 26km E of Picton
- she married Thomas DEAKIN in 1868 and had 12 children
- one daughtr, Edith, married Frederick baldick, a son of her sister Eliza Jackson & George Sherwood Baldick
- she died in 1929 aged 79

1851 - Annie Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married William BRAGG in 1879 and had least 6 children
- she died in 1928 aged 76

1853 - Richard Jackson
- born in Queensland, Australia
- he married Letitia Maria WOODS in 1880 and had at least 3 children
- it is said he had 2 further wives, Margaret MARTIN and Margaret THOMPSON but not verified
- he died in Masterton in 1919 aged 65

1855 - Emma Jackson
- bornin in Jackson Bay
- she first married John LYND in 1872 when she was 17 and he was 28. They had 4 (known) children. John died in Australia in 1896 aged 52.
- She married Charles STENT in Napier in 1904 when she was 39 and he was 55. They had 11 children
- Charles Stent was born in Lower Hutt, a son of Charles Stent and Sarah PECK
- Emma died in Ohingaiti, Manawatu in 1927 aged 71

1861 - Mary Alice Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Frederick NEAL in 1878 and had 7 children
- Mary died in Picton in 1942 aged 81

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children of James LINKLATER + Flora McSHANNON, Invercargill

some of this information was taken from Linklater

James LINKLATER was born James VELZIAN in 1856, in Kirkwall, capital of Orkney, Scotland

his mother was Elizabeth Velzian (b.1836) in
Walls, Orkey, Scotland
his father was John Linklater

James left Orkney for New Zealand in 1876
- In New Zealand he lived at Woodlands northeast of Invercargill

He was a Bootmaker and Saddler.
- He married Flora McSHANNON in 1884

the children of James & Flora were:

1885 - Eliza Jane Linklater
- married Albert Ernest BRANKS in 1905

1887 - Rachel Linklater
- married John Alexander Dunlop LYON in 1906

1889 - Mary Ann Linklater
- married Robert Young WHYTE in 1916

1891 - Archibald John Linklater
- married Daisy TREGONING in 1915

1892 - James Linklater
- married Olive Gertrude Maude SCOTT in 1916

1894 - Flora Linklater
- married Robert Cuthbert NAIRN in 1919

James died 19 November 1920 in Invercargill aged 63
- his last address was 'Woodlands'
- he is buried in PLOT 11 - BLOCK 16 of Eastern Cemetery

Flora died 30 September 1954 in Invercrgill aged 89
- her last address was 39 Melbourne St
- she is buried with James

- their headstone (2) inscription reads:

In loving memory of
James Linklater
Beloved husband of
Flora Linklater
Who died 16th Nov 1920
Aged 63 years
Also his beloved wife
Flora
Who died 27th Sep 1954
In her 90th year
Peace, perfect peace

In loving memory of
My beloved husband
James Linklater
Who departed this life
12th July 1921
Aged 29 years
Rest cometh in the morning

children of James PARKER & Ellen BARRATT - Cambridge Waikato

James PARKER
James was born in Scotland about 1836 and married Ellen Barratt 10 April 1861. He enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia 12 October 1863 in Nelson. His Regiment Number was Private 292 and occupation a labourer.
Their children were William James born 1861, Hugh Henry born 1 May 1863, Charlotte Caroline born 1865, George Ernest born about 1867, Margaret Matilda born about 1869, Alfred Edward born 1872, Albert Alphonza born 1876, Francis Robert born 1878, Malcolm Maxwell Vernon born 1883 and Archie born 1886.
On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 James paid 2 pence an acre on 51 acres - totalling eight shillings and sixpence, and was listed as a farmer at Hautapu on the electoral roll.
Ellen died 24 April 1892 and James died 23 December 1892

more on the above children:

1861 - 1893 William James Parker
- William died aged 32

1863 - 1890 Hugh Henry Parker
- Hugh died aged 27

1865 - Charlotte Caroline Parker
- nothing known

1867 - 1920 George Ernest Parker
- George died aged 54

1869 - Margaret Matilda Parker
- Margaret married James Robson LAW in 1897

1872 - 1894 Alfred Edward Parker
- Alfred died aged 22

1876 - 1892 Albert Alphonza Parker
- Albert died aged 15

1878 - 1957 Francis Robert Parker
- Francis died aged 79

1883 - 1900 Malcolm Maxwell Vernon Parker
- Malcolm died aged 17, inflammaion of the lungs, in Waikato Hospital
- his parents were living at No 1 Station Rd, Cambridge at the time

1886 - 1886 Archie Parker
- Archie died aged 30 days

can you help with any spouses ??

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children of John & Maria HEAD - New Zealand

not known when John HEAD married Maria ?
- they may ave emigrated with other children
if you can help please leave a message below


their known NZ born children
1876 - Phyllis Eliza Head
- Phyllis married Peter John BENSON in 1895

1878 - William Head

1880 - Jane Head

1882 - Frederick George Head

1884 - Lucy Eleanor Head

1886 - John Head

1888 - Elizabeth Martha Maude Head

1889 - Charles Frederick Head

1892 - Frederick Head

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children of John Grout DENBY + Mary Agnes ROBINSON - Wairarapa New Zealand

John Grout DENBY was born 1832 in Chigwell, Essex - 26km NE of London, England
- he married Mary Agnes ROBINSON in about 1855
- Mary was born 1830 in Kendal, Cumbria, West Moreland - 87km N of Blackpool, UK
- they had 3 children, possibly in Yorkshire and then emigrated to New Zealand. They had another 3 children in the Wairarapa
- they divorced in 1878

their children were:
1856 John Grout Denby
- born in England
- he married Elizabeth Thompson MOFFAT
- they had 4 known children
- John died in 1932 aged 75
- Elizabeth was born in 1867. She died in 1951 aged 84

1859 Samuel Smyth Forsythe Denby
- born in England
- he married Jemima MUDGWAY in 1898
- no known children
- he died in 1937 aged 79
- Jemima was born in 1864. She died in 1948 aged 84

1864 Charles James Springfield Denby
- born in England
- he married Annie Maria HOLMES in 1888
- they had 5 known children
- he died in 1902 in Auckland aged 37

1867 Mary Jane Denby
- born in New Zealand
- she married Frederick Thomas DEVLIN in 1892
- they had 6 known children
- their oldest son, Frederick Osmond 'Ossie' Devlin married Millicent Olive BROWN, a sister of Charles Henry Brown who was killed in action on the SS CHAKDINA in 1941
- Mary Jane died in 1945 aged 77
- Frederick was born in 1862 he died in 1945 aged 83

1870 Margaret Agnes Denby
- born in New Zealand
- nothing has yet been found about Margaret

1873 Walter Henry Denby
- he was born in the Wairarapa
- he served in the Boer War:
Reg No - 5435
Surname - Denby
Given Names - Walter Henry
Unit - North Island Regiment - D Squadron
Rank -Sergeant
Contingent - Eighth
Ship: Surrey 1st February 1902
Occupation - Clerk
County/City - Auckland suburb
Address - Care of C Denby, Vauxhall Road, North Shore, Auckland
Next of Kin - Mr J. G. Denby
Next of Kin Address - Northcote Auckland
Relationship to Soldier - Father

- he married Eterina Mary POWER in Masterton in 1903
- Eterina was the 8th of 13 known children of James Hamish POWER & Louisa Fanny Pane WRIGHT who were married in 1876 in Whareama

- Walter & Eterina had 6 known children:
Walter James Debnby
Albert Charles Denby
Eterina Lillian Denby
John William Denby
Hilary Thomas 'Tom' Denby
Bride Trenthamine 'Ina' Denby

- he served in WWI, leaving 1 month aftr his baby 'Ina' was born
- he was killed in action:
RANK LAST HELD - Sergeant
SERIAL NUMBER - 24/401
FIRST KNOWN RANK - Sergeant
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs E.M. Denby (wife) Oxford St, Lansdowne, Masterton
MARITAL STATUS - Married
ENLISTMENT ADDRESS - Oxford St., Lansdowne, Masterton
MILITARY DISTRICT - Wellington
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT - B Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 9th October 1915
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
TRANSPORT - HMNZT 30 or 31 or 32 or 33 or 34
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt
PLACE OF DEATH Somme, France

- his wife Eterina remarried in 1921 to Sydney Reginald HARRIS
- Sydney was the 15th of 15 children of Walter HARRIS and Sarah Jane WYETH