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Denis DUFFY + Mary Ellen GILROY - Greymouth

a journal for Ann of NZ looking for her family ...

Denis/Dennis DUFFY (1848-1915) was from County Westmeath, Ireland
- he married Mary Ellen GILROY, of Fryerstown, Victoria, Australia on 17th August 1875 in St Patrick's Church, Greymouth
- Mary was a daughter of James GILROY of County Fermanagh Ireland and Catherine 'Kate' McALOON (married in Castlemaine, Victoria Australia)

the 12 CHILDREN of Dennis & Mary Ellen:

... 1
1877 - 1944 William Herbert Duffy
- William was born on 16th May 1877
- he married Letitia Margaret TOBIN (1881-1925) on 13 January 1909
From the NEW ZEALAND TABLET 21 Jan 1909:
... The Catholic Church, Alexandria was the scene of a very pretty wedding on January 13, the contracting parties being Mr W. H. Duffy, eldest son of Mr D. Duffy, of Greymouth, and Miss Letitia Tobin, youngest daughter of Mrs T. Tobin, of Arrowtown. A Nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Hunt, who also performed the marriage ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr Patrick Tobin, was attired in a blue lustre dress with white lace trimmings, and hat to match. She also wore a handsome gold bangle set with diamonds and rubies, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by Miss Bella Gray as bridesmaid. The bridegroom's present to the bridsmaid was a beautiful gold brooch. The bridegroom was attended by *Mr. R. C. Heffernan (Greymouth) as best man. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the residence of Mrs McClintock, the bride's sister, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of and the usual toasts honored. The happy couple left by train for Dunedin and the Lakes, where the honeymoon will be spent. A large number of useful and valuable presents were received, thus testifying to the esteem in which the young couple are held
- the only child found so far for William & Letitia was William Patrick Duffy (1909-1992)
- Letitia was a daughter of Thomas TOBIN (1831-1882) & Letitia NASH (1832-1919) who married in New Zealand in 1865. Their children found so far: Martin (1866-1900), Patrick Malcolm (1869-1941), Anne (1874-1950), Letitia (1881-1925) and Andrew Tobin (1878-1955) ... at the time of their last child, Andrew, Letitia was 47 & Thomas was 46
- her sister Anne Tobin married Robert James McClintock (1869-1917) in 1901 and had at least 5 children, one daughter they named Letitia
- her mother LETITIA TOBIN died in Arrowtown on 5 September 1919 aged 87 & buried in Old Area, Catholic, Plot 47A at Arrowtown with:
- son Martin, buried 9 Nov 1900 Old Area, Catholic, Plot 51
- son Patrick buried 6 Sep 1941 Old Area, Catholic, Plot 49
*R. C. Hefferman and William were friends and members of the same Athletic Club in Greymouth (William was the Club President). In Dec 1908 they were both selected to represent the West Coast
- in (at least) 1908 William was the Chairman of the St Columba Catholic Debating Club, also the Secretary of the H.A.C.B. Society (Hibernian-Australasian Catholic Benefit Society)
- William Duffy died aged 69

... 2
1879 - 1952 Katie 'May' Duffy
- Katie was born 15th May 1879
- she married Philip COONEY (1871-1934) on 17 April 1907
- From the NEW ZEALAND TABLET 22 April: A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St Patrick's Church last Wednesday morning, when Miss May Duffey, eldest daughter of Mr Denis Duffey (sic) of this town, was married to Mr Cooney, of Waverley. Very Rev. Dean Carew oficiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a duchess satin dress, trimmed with Honiton silk lace, embroidered chiffon, and orange blossoms. The bride was attended by her three sisters, Misses Annie, Lucy and Rita Duffy, as bridesmaids. The bridegroom was attended by his cousin, Mr M. McEnroe, as best man, and Messrs. W. and T. Duffy as groomsmen. The happy couple left in the afternoon for Christchurch, where the honeymoon will be spent
- 2 of their chidren found were: Dorothy Monica Cooney (b.1908) and Elsie Mary Cooney (b/1909)
- Philip may have been a Station Master in Waitara for a time
- they moved to Northland by 1915
- Katie died aged 71

... 3
1881 - 1956 Annie Gertrude Duffy
- Annie was born 21st January 1881
- in 1905 Annie was the vice-captain of the ladies cricket club
- Annie married Thomas McDONALD (1882-1966) in 1919
- Thomas was a brother of Michael McDonald who married her sister Flo, see below
- Annie died aged 74 on 22 June 1956
- she had been living at 15 Young St, New Plymouth
- she is buried Alpha Block Row X - West Plot 24 Te Henui Cemetery
- Thomas died aged 85 on 19 June 1966 (3 days from 10 years after Annie). He was still living in Young St. He is buried with her

... 4
1882 - 1882 Mary Ellen Duffy
- Mary Ellen was born on 5th June 1882
- she died 15 days later

... 5
1884 - 1973 Florence 'Flo' Harriet Duffy
- Florence was born 23rd January 1884
- 'Flo' married Michael McDONALD (1879-1962) on 23 August 1910:
- Michael was a brother of Thomas who married her sister Annie, See above
- A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St Patrick's Church yesterday morning, the contracting parties being Miss Flo Duffy, third daughter of Mr D. Duffy, Esq. of this town to Mr Michael McDonald, of Waverley, third son of James McDonald, Esq., of Newbliss County Monaghan, Ireland. A nuptial mass was celebrated the Rev. Father McCarthy being the celebrant. The bride, who entered the church on her father's arm looked the picture of happiness and was attired in a beautiful white glace robe, relieved with sequin and pearl trimmings. She also wore the orthodox wreath and veil and carried a white ivory prayer book. Se was attended by her two sisters, Nellie and Rita, as bridesmaids, the former being attired in white mousseline de soie and the later in white embroidered muslin, both wearing pretty floral hats. The bridegroom was attended Mr Mr J. Larmer, of Nelson. The bridegroom's present to the bride and bridesmaids were beautiful gold bangles. The bestman also presented each with a pretty gold brooch. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a handsome gold albert. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents and the usual toasts honored. The happy couple left in the afternoon en route to Christchurch and Dunedin where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride's going away costume was a pretty grey tweed with hat to match.

... 6
1886 - 1892 James Henry Duffy
- James was born on 31st August 1886
- he died in October 1892 aged 6
- Denis & Mary were living in Willis St, Greymouth where the funeral cortege left from on Friday 28th

... 7
1888 - Thomas Edmund Duffy
- Thomas was born on 11th December 1888
- he served in WWI as Sergeant 15/112 with the 2nd Reinforcements, Headquarters
- NEXT OF KIN was his father Dennis Duffy of High St, Greymouth
- his enlistment address was c/o Cardno, Central Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington
- he embarked from Wellington on 14 December 1914 for Suez, Egypt
- no wife found yet for a Thomas Edmund but a couple of possibles for a Thomas

... 8
1890 - Elizabeth Ellen 'Nellie' Duffy
- Elizabeth was born on 13th December 1890, 2 years 2 days after her brother Thomas
- in August 1913 Nellie and her brother Francis Patrick competed in the Competitions Festival in Greymouth which comprised speaking, elocutionary items and instrumental music. Nellie & Francis entered in the Pianoforte Duet section
- she MAY have married Leslie Southam Stohr in 1928
.. reearch continuing

... 9
1892 - 1929 Lucy Theresa Duffy
- Lucy was born on 5th December 1892
- in July 1907 the annual Greymouth Poultry Show was held at the Opera House. In the Cooking exhibits Lucy was entered in the Technical School Class and won 2nd prize for her scones
- Lucy died, unmarried (?), on 15th July 1929 aged 36

... 10
1894 - 1964 Francis 'Frank' Patrick Duffy
- Francis was born on 8th March 1894
- in May 1913 Frank applied for, and was granted, a transfer from the Ahaura Rugby Union Club to the Star Club
- in August 1913 Frank and his sister Nellie competed in the Competitions Festival in Greymouth which comprised speaking, elocutionary items and instrumental music. Nellie & Francis entered in the Pianoforte Duet section and Frank also entered the 'Recitation', the 'Musical Monologue', the 'Oration' and the 'Impromptu Speech' Sections
- on 28 April 1917 Fran, a ledger keeper at the Union Bank, was transferred to the Martinborough, Wairarapa branch, leaving that day
- he married Margaret Mary FISHER (1899-1974) in 1919
- Margaret was 1 of 4 children of Thomas FISHER & Marie/Maria FRANK
- Francis Duffy died aged 70

... 11
1896 - 1957 Margaret Eileen 'Rita' Duffy
- Margaret was born on 15th April 1896
- in 1912 she played hockey for the Grey Team in Greymouth
- she married Richard Smellie 'Dick' DAVIES (1898-1957) in 1920 (to be verified)
- Richard was one of 13 children of Charles Arthur DAVIES & Agnes MENASE of the Parish of St Peter Carmarthen, West Wales (Charles was a Welsh Guard in India before settling in New Zealand)
- a brother of Richard also served in WWI, William John Davies

... 12
1897 - 1897 Charles Denis Duffy
- Charles was born on 13th August 1897
- he died on 12th October aged 8 weeks

DENIS DUFFY died on 11 January 1915
- his Requiem Mass was held at St Patrick's Church Chapel in Greymouth on 12 January 1915 at 7.30am
- his obitaury appeared in the GREY RIVER ANGUS ON 13 January 1915:
... The funeral of the late Denis Duffy which took place yesterday afternoon, was very largely attended, many coming from a distance to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had done his share in building up the prosperity of the West Coast. The service at St. Patrick's Church and also at the grave was taken by the Rev. Father La Croix. The late Mr. Duffy who was born in West Meath, Ireland, in 1848, emigrated at the early age of 18 years to Australia, and almost immediately came to Hokitika, where he participated in the early gold ruches, and then went to Maori Gully, subsequently settling in Greymouth 40 years ago, during which long period he enjoyed the respect and esteem of the entire community. He followed mining and kindred occuations with varying success, and in the prime of life achieved much distinction as an athlete, being a particularly clever wrestler. He leaves a widow and family to mourn the loss of a good husband and an exemplary father.
His children are
William, residing at Boddytown
Thomas, of the Postal Department
Frank, in the Union Bank at Blenheim
Mrs Cooney, (Katie May) Hikurangi (Northland)
Mrs McDonald, (Annie Gertrude AND/OR Florence Harriet) Stratford
Annie Duffy, Stratford
Nellie, Rita and Lucy in Greymouth

In November 1881 Denis asked for a refund of his deposit on the contract of No3 section, for Deep Creek track, on the ground that he had made a mistake through being misled in the way of information and for other reasons. The chairman moved that the Council refund the balance after deducting the expense at which the Council was put to in the matter. Councillor Ryall spoke of the necessitous condition of the applicant and thought the Council out not to be too strict with a poor man. Councillor Madden pointed out that if Mr Duffy had not tendered the next man who tendered, and who might also be a poor man, would have got the contract and the Council would have been saved any trouble and expense in the matter. The Clerk of the Grey County Council informed Denis that his application could not be entertained in its present form as to do so would establish a dangerous precedent.

any help with this family would be appreciated

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WARDROP marriages New Zealand 1860 - 1929

some WARDROP marriages New Zealand 1860 - 1929:

Annie Cullen Dibble Wardrop
- married Rex Webster in 1929

Archibald Robert Wardrop
- married Mona Myrtle Kinraid in 1924

Catherine Wardrop
- married William Cassels in 874

Colin Archibald Wardrop
- married Elsie Eveline Wilkinson in 1922

Colina Young Wardrop
- married James Dixon in 1919

Dorothy Lillias Wardrop
- married David Hugh Tisdall Davies in 1916

Gavin William Wardrop (1879-1932)
- maried Annie Elizabeth Newman in 1905
- Gavin is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

Gertrude Wardrop
- married Samuel Fredk Smithson in 1891

Isabella Horne Wardrop
- married Robert Cameron in 1903

James Wardrop
- married Sarah Stoddart in 1875

James Wardrop
- married Catherine Beckett in 1907

James Hastie Wardrop
- married Lucia Hankinson in 1920

James Hoseason Waddell Wardrop
- married Annie Elizabeth Shore in 1886

James Huia Wardrop
- married Annie Elizabeth Shore in 1913

Janet Wardrop
- married William Russell in 1860

Janet Muriel Wardrop
- married Arthur Robert Jacobson in 1921

Janet Robertson Wardrop
- married William Jarvie Bolton in 1926

John Wardrop
- married Ellen Gertrude Wright in 1918

Marion Kirkwood Wardrop
- married Arthur Norman Iles in 1924

Mary Wardrop
- married Albert Edney Briggs in 1903

Mary Helen Wardrop
- married Harold Frederick Fountain in 1926

Mary Lawrenson Wardrop
- married John Harace Goss in 1906

Mary Watt Wardrop
- married James Marshall in 1870

Thomas Guille Wardrop
- married Ethel Frances Palmer in 1886

Walter Nelson Wardrop
- married Elizabeth Gainforth in 1905

William Wardrop
- married Margaret Edwards in 1877

William Wardrop
- married Janet Thomson in 1905

the 16 children of John OLD & Mary Jane KNUCKEY - Cornwall to New Plymouth 1843

John OLD was born on 28 June 1821 in Retallick Mills, St Mawgan-in-Pydar, Cornwall, England
- 3rd son of Richard OLD & Jane LIDDICOAT

Mary Jane KNUCKEY was born on 1 Nov 1829 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Mary was a daughter of Nicholas KNUCKEY (1807-1850) & Zenobia ODGERS (1808-1874) from Cornwall, England
- after her father died in 1850 (in New Plymouth, Taranaki) Mary's mother married Alfred William BAILEY (1820-1886) as his 2nd of 3 wives. Alfred was first married (in New Zealand in 1843) to Jane OLD (1816-1852), a sister of the above John Old. He next married Zenobia Odgers (1808-1874), daughter of Samuel ODGERS & Zenobia PRYOR in 1854. He next married Caroline JULIAN (1821-1898) in 1881

John Old & Mary Jane Knuckey met on the ship when they emigrated with their parents on the ESSEX which sailed from Plymouth 3 Sept 1842, arriving in New Plymouth 20 Jan 1843

At the time John was 20 and Mary Jane was 13

John and Mary married on th 15 February 1845 in the Te Henui Chapel, Te Henui, New Plymouth, 2 years and 1 month after arriving in New Zealand
- John was now 23 and Mary was 15

they had 15 children, 6 boys & 9 girls
The first 4 in Fitzroy, New Plymouth and the othes in Fordell, Wanganui:

1846 - 1926 John Old
- born New Plymouth
- married Beatrice ROBERTSON (1845-1875) in Wanganui 1867
- John was 21 & Beatrice was 22
- they had 7 children
- John remarried, Margaret MORTON of Scotland (1857-1908) in Napier 1878
- John was 32 & Margaret was 21
- they had 13 children
- John remarried, Adelaide ROBERTS of Stoke, Kent (1885-1920) in Wairoa 1914
- John was 68 & Adelaide was 29
- they had at least 2 children
- John died in Te Kuiti 2 days from his 80th birthday

1847 - 1847 Jane Old
- Jane was born in New Plymouth
- she died aged 6 months
- buried in the Fitzroy Methodist Church Cemetery

1848 - 1848 Elizabeth Old
- born in New Plymouth 19th Oct
- died in New Plymouth 20th Oct aged 1 day

1850 - 1934 Jane Frances Old
- born in New Plymouth
- married John DOOLE (1839-1927) of Ipswich, Suffolk England in Wanganui in 1870
- Jane was 20, it was John's 31st birthday
- they had 14 known children
- Jane died in Taihape aged 84

1852 - 1925 Elizabeth Old
- born in New Plymouth
- married William Stewart LIND (1845-1911) of Broughby Ferry, Angus, Scotland in Wanganui in 1870
- Elizabeth was a week from 18, William was 24
- they had at least 12 children
- Elizabeth died in Aramoho, Wanganui aged 73

1854 - 1866 Mary Ann Old
- born in Wanganui
- Mary Ann died in Wanganui aged 11
- buried St James Church Yard, Matarawa Cemetery, Wanganui

1856 - 1872 Margaret Old
- born in Wanganui
- Margaret died in Wanganui aged 15
- buried St James Church Yard, Matarawa Cemetery, Wanganui

1858 - 1948 Richard Old
- born n Wanganui
- Richard married Sarah Ann WATKINS (1864-1943) of Rangiora in Wanganui in 1882
- Richard was 24, Sarah was 18
- they had 11 children
- Richard died in Wanganui aged 87
- buried Matarawa Cemetery, Wanganui

1860 - 1939 Hannah Old
- born in Wanganui
- married John William BARNES (1859-1925) of Karori, Wellington inanganui in 1881
- it was Hannah's 21st birthday, John was 22
- they had 9 children

1862 - 1900 Christiana Old
- born in Wanganui
- married John GOULD (1846-1907) of Combe Martin, Plymouth, Devonshire in Matarawa, Wanganui in 1881
- Christiana was 18, John was 35
- they had 7 children

1864 - 1947 William Percy Old
- born in Wanganui
- married Emily Jane TOZER (1871-1932) of Banks Peninsula in St Mary's Wanganui in 1889. Sister if Susan who married his brother Robert
- William was 24, Emily was 17
- they had at least 10 children
- William died in Wanganui aged 82
- buried Wanganui Catholic Cemetery

1866 - 1934 Robert Old
- born in Wanganui
- married Susan TOZER (1870-1957) of Banks Peninsula in St Mary's Wanganui in 1891. Sister if Emily who married his brother William
- Robert was 24, Susan was 21
- they had at least 9 children
- Robert died in Taihape aged 67

1868 - 1958 Martha Old
- born in Wanganui
- married Franz Wilhelm Albert/Frank Albert August KURTH (1865-1923) of Brollin, near Pasewalk, North Germany in Wanganui in 1890
- Martha was a 2 weeks from 21, Franz was 24
- they had 10 children
- Martha died in Te Awamutu aged 86

1871 - 1931 James Old
- born in Wanganui
- married Nellie Abrica FOSS (1882-1976) of Waitara, Taranaki in 1899
- James was 27, Nellie was 3 months from 17
- they had 7 children
- james died in Te Awamutu aged 59

1873 - 1960 Oliver Old
- born in Wanganui
- married Elizabeth COLE (1876-1964) of Wellington in Wanganui in 1900
- Oliver was 27, Elizabeth was 24
- they had possibly 7 children
- Oliver died in Taumarunui aged 86

1875 - 1913 Jessie Crawford Old
- born in Wanganui
- married James William George GOSNELL (1872-1955) of Lambeth, Surrey, England in 1897
- Jessie was 22, James was 24
- they had 2 children
- Jessie died in Raetihi aged 38

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the WEDDING of Marjorie Doreen BAKER & Ferdinand BRANDEIS - Wellington 1930

Marjorie Doreen BAKER was born in Wellington 9 Oct 1905 - died 2000

- she was the second daughter of Charles Henry BAKER (1875-1956) & Elizabeth Fullerton BARKLEY (1872-1925) who married in 1902 and lived in Days Bay, Wellington

In March 1930 Marjorie Dorren Baker married Ferdinand Brandeis (born 24 Oct 1898 - died 1986)

the EVENING POST recorded the wedding:
.. A "pink" wedding was solemnised recently at the Kent Terrace Presbyterian Church, when Marjorie Doreen, second daughter of Mr C. H. Baker, Day's Bay, was married to Ferdinand BRANDEIS, elder son of Mrs A. CLOUSTON, Wellington (his mother, Isabel Constance Murray Clouston, nee STUBBS (1879-1939) had married his father Herr Johann Jacob BRANDEIS (1858-Feb 1929), a 1st class piano tuner with the Dresden Piano Company, in 1898 and separated in 1925, she remarried to Andrew Clouston in 1928).
The Rev. Gibson SMITH officiated.
The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a charming shell pink georgette frock with tight-fitting bodice of pink silk lace. The skirt, with drooping uneven hem, reached to the ankles, while the long pink tulle veil fell from a cap of pink pearls and orange blossom. A pink and silver horse shoe hung from a dainty bouguet of pink sweet peas, carnations and maiden hair fern.
Miss Jean Baker was bridesmaid and wore an eau de nil crepe de chine frock with long pointed skirt, tight-fitting bodice and cape collar. Her hat was of eau de nil felt and tulle to tone, while her bouquet was of pink flowers and maiden hair fern.
Mr Emil Brandeis was best man born in 1904, Emil died 4 weeks after the wedding on 7 April aged 26 in a motor-cycle accident in Palmerston North. He was Vice-President of the Ixion Motor Cycle Club
After the reception Mr and Mrs Brandeis left for a motor tour of the North Island

Marjorie's parents:
Elizabeth Baker died 6 Jan 1925 aged 52
- she was cremated at Karori, Wellington
Charles Baker died on 20 Jan 1956 aged 80
- he was cremated at Karori, Wellington

* Ferdinand's sister, Pretoria Pearl Brandeis, married Alexander Walter Furness in 1924

Wellington Divorce Cases set down in MAY 1908

Some Divorce Cases set down for hearing in the Wellington Supreme Court on 15 May 1908:

Stephen JOHNS v Florence JOHNS and William WILSON; dissolution
- Stepen was a Carpenter. William was a Barman
- Stephen & Florence (nee SMITH) were married 19 May 1899. 7 years later he recieved an anonymous letter telling him of his wife and William Wilson being seen on several occasions. He arrived home early one day in December 1906 and on entering the back door saw Wilson running out the fromt door. Decree nisis was granted after 3 months

Mary Jane PARSONS v William James PARSONS; dissolution
- William (1876-1912) and Mary (nee SMYTH) were married in 1891
- they had 2 sons:
1891 William Harrold Parsons
1893 Richard Reginald Parsons
- William was a Wellington Waterside Worker. He died in Wellington Hospital 4 years later aged 46 after a lingering illness

Hannah CASSIDY v Harold CASSIDY; dissolution
- Harold & Hannah (nee LANE) married in 1906 in the Wellington Registry Office after having known each other for a month. Within 3 months Harold (a lot younger that Hannah) left her for someone else. It was implied he married her for her money

Thomas Henry Frederick HATCHARD v Mabel Annie HATCHARD and Alfred LACY; dissolution
- Thomas (1873-1933) & Mabel (nee GARRETT 1877-1959) married in 1897
- they had 2 daughters:
1899 Gladys May Mary Elizabeth Hatchard
- died aged 4 in 1904
1903 Muriel Maude Amelia Hatchard
- Frederick & Mabel were married for 7 years when she left for 3 years with a returned soldier. She returned to Frederick for 6 months and then left with Alfred Lacy. Frederick had daughter Muriel
- Mabel later married Joseph Francis SONTGEN (1883-1947) in 1910
- Thomas later married Anastatia Cecilia MOONEY (1882-1972) in 1912

Edward McCallum BLAKE v Mabel Charlotte BLAKE and Norman JAGGER; dissolution
- Edward (1865-1929) & Mabel (nee EDGE) were married in 1897
- they had 4 children:
1897 Leslie Rowland Blake
1899 Hilda Grace Blake
1901 Douglas Cecil Edward Blake
1902 Doris Mary Blake
- Edward was a Wellington architect
- Norman Jagger was an Insurance Clerk
- Edward later married Martha Caroline TAYLOR (1877-1951) in 1909
- Mabel later married James Pearson SMITH in 1913

Frederick Edgar MARTIN v Matilda Ann MARTIN and Frederick WEISS; dissolution
- Frederick (1871-1935) previously married Mary Frances McKAIN (1877-1960) in 1893, they had a son Federick Robert Martin in 1894. Mary later married John Joseph RYAN in 1907
- Frederick & Matilda Ann (nee MANKLOW) were married in 1900
- Frederick later married Winifred Josephine FREE (1878-1952) in 1909
- Matilda & Frederick Weiss lived together n Petone

William Alexander DOUGLAS v Aimee Eunice DOUGLAS; dissolution
- they had a son, Eric William Douglas in 1903 (there were 2)
- They lived in Berhampore when Aimee left and never returned. They both looked after a child each

Caroline NEAME v Percy NEAME; dissolution
- Percy (1858-1928) & Caroline (nee SHARP) married in 1880
- they had 3 children:
1880 Carry/Carrie Neame
1882 Florence Neame
1884 Walter Percy Neame. Walter married Caroline BUCK in Marlborough in 1910 & had 10 chidlren
- Caroline petitioned for a divorce from Percy on the grounds of cruelty and adultery
- Percy later married Sarah Emilie Winifred ERSKINE (1874-1964) in 1911 in Picton
- Caroline later married Andrew MILLAR in 1928

James Jamieson TAIT v Mary Elizabeth TAIT and Boswell Lee BANCROFT (1870-1932); dissolution
- James & Mary married in 1897, lived in various places, the last being Masterton where Boswell became a boarder. Boswell & Mary later moved in together in Petone
- Boswell married Mary Elizabeth WREN in 1920

Ada ROSENBERG v Herbert Montague ROSENBERG; judicial separation
- Herbert (1871-1949) & Ada (nee OLIVER) married in 1906
- A decree nisi was granted in May 1911 on the grounds of adultery with diver's men

William George LINTERN v Emily Essa LINTERN; restitution of conjugal rights
- William (1871-1928) & Emily (nee BEASLEY) married in 1907 after knowing each other for 3 months. Emily left him due to the lonliness where they lived, in the hills of Korokoro (west of Petone)

Emily BAKER v Charles Herbert BAKER; restitution of conjugal rights
- Charles & Emily (nee ROUD) married 29 July 1901. Charles was a billiard marker, he left her and lived in a hotel in Wellington

male SPEAR marriages New Zealand 1876 - 1940

some male SPEAR marriages New Zealand 1876 - 1940

Aubrey Rathgar Spear (1891-1982)
- married Olive Eliza Skelley in 1932

Benjamin John Spry
- married Laura Jane Seon Spear in 1884

Cedric Charles Spear (1889-1948)
- married Eva Clara Gudsell in 1914
- Cedric died in Dunedin

Charles Edgar Spear
- married Cordelia Mary Lobb in 1884

Charles Edgar Spear
- married Jeane Taylor in 1909

Chanrles Edgar Spear
- married Margaret Catherine Robson in 1940

Cyril Saunderson Spear (1878-1958)
- married Ethel Hannah Barnes in 1920
- Cyril died in Nelson

Edward Spear
- married Susanna Culverwell Kent in 1900

Elliott Vernon Spear
- married Irene Blanche Collier in 1916

Frederick Howe Spear (1876-1955)
- married Eliza Jane Barclay in 1906

Frederick John Spear
- married Annie Bertha Fowler in 1915

George Spear
- married Amy Charlotte Parkes in 1911

George William Spear
- married Sarah Hodge in 1920

Hart Spear
- married Alice Butler in 1890

Holwell Wensley Spear
- married Susan Jane Harrison in 1926

Howard Walshe Spear
- married Roberta Thornton in 1917

James Mitchell Spear (1888-1950)
- married Augusta Reeve Collins in 1920
- James died in Auckland

John Spear
- married Anne Augusta Stanley in 1876

John Morris Spear (1868-1939)
- married Jane McKillop in 1897
- John died in Auckland

Morris John Spear
- married Maria Jane Gore in 1922

Percy Spear (1883-1963)
- married Ruby Bedford in 1911
- Percy died in Auckland

Percy Spear
- married Katherine Duggan in 1925

Philip Blair Spear
- married Ruby Constance Emerald Haxton in 1917

Reuben Spear (1886-1969)
- married Nellie Lilian Broome in 1924
- Reuben died in Auckland

Reuben Joseph Spear
- married Lillian Lucy Hailes in 1908

Thomas Spear (1855-1932)
- married Janet Margaret Robertson in 1888
- Thomas died in Putaruru

William Fredrick Spear
- married Inez Adelaide Noad Simmons in 1919

some female SPEAR marriages

female SPEAR marriages New Zealand 1885 - 1929

some female SPEAR marriages New Zealand 1885 - 1929:

Blanche Olive Spear
- married George Gordon Pitkethley in 1919

Blanche Olive Spear
- married Archibald Roy Allport in 1929

Cordelia Mary Spear
- married Robert McGowan Laverty in 1904

Emily Louise Spear
- married Ernest Morton Victor Carrick in 1922

Gertrude Louise Bond Spear
- married William Henry Shore in 1909

Henrietta Katherine Spear
- married William Rogers in 1895

Julia Spear
- married James Rodie in 1892

Laura Spear
- married James Lobb in 1885

Laura Spear
- married Peter Louis Harold in 1906

Laura Jane Spear
- married Robert John Browne in 1897

Mary Jane Bartlett Spear
- married John Mcgowan in 1913

May Spear
- married Samuel Campbell in 1900

Noreen Alice Elizabeth Spear
- married Leslie William Bispham in 1928

Phoebe Gordon Spear
- married Samuel Harper Arthur Kitto in 1920

Rhoda Spear
- married Percy Wiles in 1915

Winifred Lottie Clarebrough Spear
- married Noel Robert Archibald Cox in 1925

some male SPEAR marriages

RODIE marriages New Zealand 1864 - 1919

some RODIE marriages New Zealand 1864 - 1919:

Agnes Rodie
- married Edward Saunders in 1908

Alexander Rodie
- married Minnie Eliza Ethel Kingsland in 1914

Daniel Rodie
- married Elizabeth Finlayson in 1864

Daniel Rodie
- married Florence Jane Walker in 1914

Euphemia Rodie
- married Thomas Andrew Wallace in 1903

James Rodie
- married Julia Spear in 1892

James Rodie
- married Ellen Elizabeth Varley in 1919

Robert Finlayson Rodie
- married Annie Milicent Comford in 1904