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Cecil Augustus Victor Hotezzi De CORTANDO - Oldenburg Germany to Woodville New Zealand

I would like some info on Cecil Augustus de Cortando and any children, siblings etc also where his wife Elizabeth is buried.

He was Baron von Blaramberg but changed that later to C.A. Curtis

Cecil was born in 1843/46 in Oldenburg, Germany and went to New Zealand in 1867 - do you know which ship and who with?
He was the 9th son of Reginald Count Hotezzi de Cortando (Baron von Blaramberg, or Blaremberg) and Vittoria Alma Cortando.

He married Elizabeth Mantel in 1869.

Cecil and Elizabeth VON BLARAMBERG were school teachers in Wellington, Wanganui and Palmerston North.

Cecil von Blaramberg - under the name C A CURTIS - was the principal of a private school, Te Aro Grammer School, in Wellington from 1870 until about 1880.
He was later the headmaster of two state schools - Matarawa, near Wanganui - from about 1880 to 1889 - and Terrave End, in Palmerston North - from 1889 to 1893.

Elizabeth VON BLARAMBERG - under her maiden name of Elizabeth MANTEL - was Assistant Mistress at the TAITA SCHOOL from about 1868 to 1870
She was also a teacher of music and art to private pupils at Matarawa. However she is best remembered as the Principal of the Carow Ladies College - also known as the Carow Girls Collegiate School, Palmerston North, which operated from 1891 until about 1901.
This school was a large two-storey building in Carow Street providing accomodation for boarding pupils as well as serving as the von Blaramberg family residence.
Cecil assisted his wife at this school.

After the closure of the Carow Collegiate School and the sale of the Carow Street property (probably as a result of financial difficulties), Cecil and Elizabeth lived in a succession of small rented houses in Palmerston North.
They continued to operate a small school from each of these houses until about the time of World War One.


He died on 27th August 1921 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville, New Zealand next to a son -
Regionald de Cortando who was born in New Zealand in 1871 and died aged 25 in the Club Hotel in Woodville in 1896.

Another son, Claude Douglas Blaramberg, (he dropped the 'von' when he went to war) was killed in action aged 33 in Somme, France on 10 Dec. 1916..

Do you know of other children?

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PETITION to Parliament from the SETTLERS of NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - 1849

In 1849 the settlers of Nelson, New Zealand were dissatisfied at the way the country was being run by one man in distant Auckland. They wanted an immediate introduction of Representative Government into the Southern Settlements of New Zealand.
They therefore took up a petition to submit to Parliament.

It was signed by 392 of the local men - I have found a number of names that appear twice, but there is no way to know now (nearly 160 years later) if there were in fact that many men with the same name...

The objective was to show who was living in Nelson in 1849 to help those who suspect they had ancestors there at that time.

PETITION of the SETTLERS of NELSON to PARLIAMENT

"F" names - OLD GORGE Cemetery, Woodville

the 'Residents' of
OLD GORGE CEMETERY
, Woodville, New Zealand

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

F
FALCONER
- Emily Mary/May Melvena (nee Hull) 1886-1958
- James William 1886-1965
- unnamed baby 1921-1921

FARLEY
- Christopher 1908-1908

FASTIER
- Hortense Eliza 1854-1908

FAULKNER
- Henrietta 1892-1949
- William George 1872-1953

FELTUS
- Georgina 1847-1904

FINLAYSON
- Flora (nee Ramsay) 1841-1890

FITCHITT
- Maud Annie 1892-1972

FLETCHER
- Adelaide Edith 1908-110

FLUTEY
- Jessie Holmes 1898-1898

FLYNN
- Margaret 1903-1950
- Maria 1866-1947

FORBES
- Charles 1881-1955
- Jeannie 1885-1959
- Kenneth Alex 1919-1938

FORREST
- Cuthbert Symn 1882-1948
- Edward Milton 1911-1911
- Jane 1874-1956

FORSTER
- Martin David Jacob 1885-1938

FORTUNE
- Alexander 1830-1907

FOUNTAINE
- Charles Albert 1909-2009
- Thomas Francis 1843-1938

FRANCIS
- Edith 1885-1886

FRASER
- Donald 1863-1949
- Donald 1871-1916
- Duncan 1874-1968
- John Smith 1874-1952
- Lillias 1909-1910
- Mary Elizabeth (nee Wade) 1875-1962
- Mary Kate (nee King)1883-1971
- Sarah Harriett (nee Wade) 1874-1914
- Winifred Mavis 1908-1941

FRITH
- Colleen Joyce 1938-1942
- Elsie Joyce 1914-1962
- William James 1908-1982

FULLER
- Ethel Gertrude Ada 1901-1904

FULTON
- Ethel Helen Catherine 1897-1951
- William Alfred 1907-1907

FUNKE
- Carl August 1858-1934

FURNISS
- Henry Morton 1850-1903
- William Henry 1877-1893

Thomas Herbert DODD - Taita, New Zealand

There is a Thomas Herbert Dodd buried alone (as the only Dodd in the cemetery) in plot 74 of the Christ Church Taita Cemetery, New Zealand.

Very few Dodds in New Zealand back in the 19th century.
I would like to know if he was the son of Moses Dodd born 1780 in Berkshire, England who married Elizabeth Newton and had 10 children of which 2, or possibly 3, sons emigrated to New Zealand
(not known at this time which ship),
they were:
William Henry Dodd b.1818
Thomas Dodd b.1824
Richard Newton Dodd b.1829

OR was he the Thomas Dodd that maried Clara Helen Culleton as in allycat's journal on this site
IRELAND->ENGLAND->NEW ZEALAND CULLERTON family

If you know who he was, please leave a message

Emily Agnes BLOWS - Taita, New Zealand

There is an Emily Agnes Blows buried in Plot 253 of the Christ Church Taita Historical Cemetery

She is buried alone

Do you know of her?
Is that her maiden or married name?
Was she an ancestor of yours?

Do you have a story about her life you would like added to her profile at the above ste - leave me a message if you do...

OULSNAM - Woodville, New Zealand

There is a Charles James Oulsnam buried at the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville, Manawatu, New Zealand
He was born about 1862 and was buried on the 8th September 1916 at the age of 54 in plot 9 - block 3 of the above cemetery.

Buried in plot 8 - block 3 is a Martha Elizabeth Oulsnam, presumably his wife - she was born about 1864 and was buried on the 14th December 1900

It is an unusual name - there are a lot of OULSNAM links, databases, trees and help at this site
OULSNAM GENEALOGY

"O" names - OLD GORGE Cemetery, Woodville

the 'Residents' of
OLD GORGE CEMETERY
, Woodville, New Zealand

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

O
O'BRIEN
- Ellen 1871-1889
- Emily Isobel 1909-2003
- James 1831-1900
- John 1853-1911
- Mary 1846-1931
- Patrick 1849-1891
- Peter Morgan 1885-1929
- Thomas James 1904-1985

O'CONNOR
- unnamed baby 1936-1936

O'HAGAN
- Emma 1860-1927

O'LEARY
- Hanorah (nee Stack) 1873-1960
- John Laurence 1892-1902

O'LOUGHLIN
- Annie (nee Kennedy) 1863-1938
- Francis 1865-1938

O'MARA
- Andrew 1851-1912
- Dennis 1889-1890
- Johannah (nee Coffey) 1853-1891

O'NEIL
- unnamed baby 1960-1960
- Catherine 1889-1958
- Charles 1898-1922
- David John 1956-1956
- Ellen Vera (nee Burlace) 1897-1916
- Ellie 1864-1945
- Geoffrey Richard 1923-1929
- James Alexander 1890-1960
- John 1858-1921
- Kathleen Agatha (nee Martin) 1891-1975
- Margaret Ellen 1926-1936
- Martin James 1920-1926

OGBORNE
- George 1856-1921

OLDRIDGE
- Raymond Clifford 1910-1910

OLIVER
- George Harley 1876-1922
- Hannah Jane 1852-1947
- Helen/Ellen Kate (nee Cowper) 1871-1944
- William 1850-1928

OLLEY
- Frederick Joseph 1886-1958
- Helen (nee Odgers) 1890-1967

OLLIVIER
- Margaret Emily (nee Mules) 1916-2009

OLSEN
- Thomas William George 1892-1893

OLSSON
- Alfred Emanuel 1886-1968
- Anna Stina (nee Stenberg) 1847-1929
- Hans 1840-1920
- Louisa Emma (nee Lacey) 1894-1975

OULSNAM
- Charles James 1862-1916
- Martha Elizabeth 1862-1900

OXENHAM
- John 1888-1943
- Marion Gladys (nee Robertson) 1891-1975

Sarah Ann GRENFIELD 2nd wife of 1st Mayor of Taihape NZ, Anthony NATHAN

Who was Sarah Ann Grenfield?
Apart from being the second wife of Anthony Charles Nathan I know nothing of her, her parents, where they were from, any siblings etc...

Anthony's first wife, Sarah Ann Harris had died in 1878 so assuming they married after that.
They had at least one child, Anthony Carroll Nathan born 1892 - (he served in WWI and his son Carroll Nathan died in WW2) - he became a barrister and solicitor and died 1966 in Wellington. He married Ngaere Bayley.

I dont even have birth or death data for Sarah Grenfield and finding anything is very difficult as sites looked at assume you are looking for Greenfield!!

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Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand

An extraordinary site if you are interested in New Zealand history..

It is an Encyclopdea of many, many stories and photos and general information on:
- the settlers, the clearing, the crops and rural life,
- the Mori traditions, (I love the story of how Te Rauparaha used an image of his moko (facial tattoo) to sign a deed of sale,
- the land, plants and animals,
- the enviromnent and economy
- the 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand
- the arts and culture
- the weather and climate
- the disasters
- Te Reo Mori

Also Te Ara Blog and Flickr - you can also contirbute a story or subject

See for yourself at
TE ARA ENCYCLOPEDIA of NEW ZEALAND

Thomas DILLON - Bath Somerset 1816 to Christchurch, New Zealand 1857

THOMAS DILLON was born in Bath, Somerset in 1816
.. Site now updated ..
He married Eleanor Nowell in Bath, England in 1838
They had Ellen Jane Dillon in 1840 in England
- she was 9 years old when her parents emigrated
- she married Edward Mathews in 1866 in Auckland
- she married William McNassar in Auckland in 1870
- she married William Spearink in 1878 in Featherston.
I would like to know more on these husbands.
She died 3 weeks after the birth of her only child, a daughter Wilhelmina "Polly" in 1881, daughter of William Spearink.

In 1841 Thomas and Eleanor emigrated to New Zealand
- Thomas Harford Dillon was born December 1841 on board the 'Fifeshire' on the voyage over.
He died in Grovetown, Marlborough in 1921 - I have no spouse for him?

Thomas and Eleanor had Frederick Nelson Dillon in 1844 in Nelson. He married Edith Matilda Wheeler in 1871 - he died in 1914.

They had Alfred Wellington Dillon - born in 1847 in Wellington. He married Elizabeth McArtney in 1872 - he died in 1921 in Marlborough