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William ADAMS & Emma DIXON - Masterton

WILLIAM ADAMS and Emma Dixon were the first white couple to be married in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

They married in 1854 and had 16 children - 8 boys and 8 girls, all born in Masterton.
I am still researching and adding these children

Emma arrived in New Zealand on the 'Arab'

2 comment(s), latest 4 years, 5 months ago

STOCKBRIDGE from Buckinghamshire and Pluckley to New Zealand

Stephen Stockbridge was born 1812 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
His parents were Stephen Stockbridge b.1790 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire and Martha Craib -
Stephen born 1812, is the only child I have for them . . is there more?

Stephen b.1812 died 1865 from drowning, in New Zealand,
married Mary Ann Archer in 1834 in England
She was born 1816 and died 1880 somewhere in New Zealand.
They had 5 children prior to emigrating, 1 year old William died on board
Also a set of twins was born and died during the voyage
They had another 8 children in New Zealand
I am still researcing and adding these children


- Stephen Stockbridge b.1842 was one of their children born in Kent - he died 1880 in Wellington

Stephen (1842) married Eliza Jane Mason in Wellington in 1862
She was born 1846 in Wellington and died in Wellington in 1909
I have 5 children for them, they are:

Eliza Jane Stockbridge b.1863 - died 1934
Married Richard Greeks in 1882
I have 6 children so far for them
Their son Rayner was killed in action in France in 1917 and is on this list of fallen soldiers on the tree YOUNG KIWI WAR HEROES

Emma Stockbridge b.1854 - died 1915
Married Frederick John Walters in 1892
I have not found any children yet

Stephen Stockbridge b.1866 - died 1924
Married Louisa Philp in 1890
I have 2 children for them

Matilda Stockbridge b.1869 - died ?
Married Charles Jabez Frost
No children yet

Henry Stockbridge b.1872 - died 1916
Married Susan Wadsworth in 1897
I have 4 children

Hoping you can help with the rest of the family members

Looking for the children of Adolph AMUNDSEN & Anna SOUTHEE - Ormondville, New Zealand - 1920c

ANNA SOUTHEE was born about 1898 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, daughter of George Southee b. 1864 in Wellington and Emma Hedges who was born 1871 in Chakrata, India
[George's parents had emigrated from Kent]

Anna married Adolph Adwin Amundsen in 1919 in Taihape - he was born ABOUT 1888, needs verifying yet, in Ormondville, Manawatu
[Adolph's parents were Amund Amundsen Moldusen b. 1841 in Norway and Elise Larsdatter Waalberget b. 1865 in Norway - they emigrated aboard the FRTTZ REUTER in 1875 to Napier, bound for Ormondville

Apparently Adolph and Anna had at least 10 children as at his death he was 'survived' by ten children

I would like information on these children to add to the above tree

Raymond WATTS Eketahuna & Palmerston Norh

Raymond Harold Watts was born 1914 in Nireaha, (9km west of Eketahuna in the Wairarapa), some say it is in the Manawatu, I lived in the area many years - I'm saying Wairarapa :)

His parents were, Harold Ernest WATTS (1881-1969), born in Wellington, died & buried in Palmerston North & Bertha Ellen Elizabeth DAYSH (1887-1970), born in Carterton, died & buried in Palmerston North

I only have 1 sibling at this time for Raymond, Myrtle Bertha Watts (1908-1997) who married Sydney Clinton SUTTON

Raymond married in 1938 (when he was 24) to Kathleen GARARD (1923-2008)
- nothing is known of her, I would like to know more, Can you help with parents, siblings etc. If you would like to share please leave message in comments below

Raymond & Kathleen had one child:
Patricia Mary Watts, who married John William West

Raymond served in WWII as Private 45920, with the Infantry Brigade, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). His next of kin was his wife, K. M. Watts (wife), 450 Albert Street, Palmerston North. He died at sea on the ss Nino Bixio whilst a prisoner of war on 17 August 1942. He was 28. He is remembered at Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Kathleen remarried to William Ronald CHAPPELL (1924-1999)

NOTE
... 118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by the British submarine HMS Turbulent

POCOCK - from Sussex, England to Wairarapa, New Zealand

I have a MARIA POCOCK on my tree. She as born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, married Edwin Ticehurst and they emigrated to New Zealand on the ADELAIDE in 1839 with three children.
They settled in the Wairarapa and had another 8 (known) children

I only have one siblings for Maria - was there more?

Her parents were George Pocock and Harriet Hurst

I would also like to know more about her husband Edwin Ticehurst

Looking for information on the GASKIN family from Marden, Kent in the 1800s

George Gaskin was born 1806 in Marden Kent. He died 1870.
He married Ann Grigsby - born 1811, died 1901
They had 13 (known) children
Mary Ann Gaskin - 1832
Elizabeth Gaskin - 1834
Sarah Gaskin 1835
Henry Gaskin - 1837
George Gaskin - 1840
James Gaskin - 1842
Amy Gaskin - 1844
Ellen Gaskin - 1845 married Stephen Osborne
William Gaskin - 1847
Emma Gaskin - 1849
John Gaskn - 1851
Charles Gaskn 1853 ded 1935 married Esther Clarke
Hannah Gaskin - 1859

Three of George's siblings were immigrants to New Zealand in 1841

I would like more information on all those children

Looking for information on Eizabeth PECK b.1870 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand

My great grandfather's brother Richard had a daughter Elizabth Peck born 1870
I know NOTHING about her except she was born in 1870 and married a William Wilson

They had 8 (known) children and I would love to know more about them so I can add that info to them on the family tree

I would like to know where they lived, when she died etc

I do not even know William's birth or death dates or where they are buried

The children I have so far are:
Frederick James Wilson married Eva Weston
William John Wilson married twice - a Vera Moloney and a Betty ?
William was severely wounded in the war but I don't know if it was mortally or not - see the notes under his name by clicking the link above (Elizabeth's name)
Lena May Wilson who married Albert Peck (Elizabeth's father and Albert's father were brothers)
Arthur Wilson - killed in action in France in 1918
Stanley George Wilson married Annie Franklin
Mabel Elizabeth WIlson maried Leslie Fischer
Ernest Joseph Wilson married Nell Weston (was she a sister of Eva Weston above who married Frederick Wilson)
Richard Wilson - nothing known

Looking for information on the MURDOCH family of New Zealand

Arthur Opua MURDOCH was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1886 - d.1977 and is buried in Paraparaumu Cemetery with his wife Louisa "Lovie" Strickland She was born in Awatere, Marlborough, New Zealand 1889 and died 1968.
Were his parents immigrants? - or maybe his grandparents?

They had 7 (known) children
Sons Bernard and Graham Murdoch both died in World War 2 exactly 6 months apart

I would like to know more about the other children,
Patricia Mary Murdoch married Harold Watkin Jones
June Louise Murdoch marred Donald Duncan Foote
Shirley Margaret Murdoch married Bernard John Comeskey
Ann Jocelyn Murdoch married Donald Grajam Graham
Dennis John Murdoch married Ann Cope

Looking for information on MATHESON, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Archibald Allisdair Matheson was a flying officer in the RNZAF with the Number 692 squadron in 1944.
He was shot down over Germany 7th November 1944 - he was 29 years old

I would like to know about his wife Ethel Jeanie Smith who was living in Featherston, Wairarapa at the time of his death
Did they have any children? etc

I would also like to know more about his parents: Duncan Matheson b. 1875 - died 1931 and Beatrice Ann McPhee b.1893 died 1965 they both lived and died in Carterton
At this time I only have 2 children for them - Archibald, as above and also Donald Hugh Matheson, b.1916 and died 1961. Was married to Amy Hurley - did they have any children?

Henry Edgecombe 1840-1850 - killed in the BATTLE of MAHOETAHI, New Zealand

On the 6th of November 1860 Major-General Pratt and about 600 of his troops marched to Mahoetahi in New Plymouth.
Waiting for them were about 400 Maori led by Te Wetini Taiporutu - and so began the BATTLE of MAHOETAHI

HENRY EDGECOMBE of New Plymouth lost his life in the battle